Strophic form is a song format in which all verses are sung to the same melody and each verse repeats a refrain line. The format dates back to the earliest popular poems set to music and lends itself to storytelling and ... More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

Harmonic music is any music that makes use of harmony, which is any simultaneous combination of notes, especially when arranged in chords and intervals in a pleasing or interesting way. By comparison, nonharmonic music i... More » Hobbies & Games Playing Music

Examples of Bengali music include Bengali classical music, rabindra sangeet, nazrul geeti, folk songs, adhunik gaan and modern, western-influenced popular music. These musical categories differ in their musical compositi... More » Art & Literature
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The term fixed form poem, also known as closed-form poem, simply means that the verse follows a specific or fixed way of being written. Examples of this form include sonnets, haikus, villanelles or limericks. These have ... More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

Some examples of refrain in poetry include the lines "jump back, honey, jump back" in "A Negro Love Song" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and "return and return again" in James Laughlin's "O Best of All Nights, Return and Retur... More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

Helen Steiner Rice's poem "God Knows Best" contains the verse: "Our Father knows what's best for us, so why should we complain / We always want the sunshine, but He knows there must be rain." The Rice poem "A Priceless G... More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry